York City midfielder Alex Lawless switches to Luton Town

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Updated: GARY MILLS tried until the end to persuade Alex Lawless to stay at York City, the Minstermen boss revealed after the midfielder made a shock move to Luton Town.

The Welsh midfielder has gone to Kenilworth Road initially on loan, with a view to a permanent deal – for an undisclosed fee – in January. Out of contract at the end of the season, the 27-year-old had asked to leave.

Mills, who was confronted with the situation within a couple of days of taking over the Bootham Crescent hot-seat, said repeated attempts had been made to persuade Lawless to change his mind – but to no avail.

In a club statement, York chiefs said they had been “extremely reluctant to let the player leave” but came to the conclusion it was “unfair to stand in his way if he wanted to move on”.

They also revealed Luton had been persistent in their efforts to sign Lawless, having increased their original offer on three occasions. He has been given the number 14 shirt and has gone straight into the squad for their televised clash on Thursday at Wrexham.

Mills said he had offered Lawless a contract extension and had continued to play him in the hope he would decide to remain at York. He played a full part in City’s 0-0 draw at Rotherham in the FA Cup first round on Saturday.

“I spoke to Alex about an extension to his contract – that’s how much I wanted him to stay at York,” he said. “He declined that and said he wanted to go and play for Luton. I am not the type that wants players at York City that have their minds elsewhere. It happened from the very first moment I walked into the football club – within a couple of days.

“It’s been kept quiet but I had numerous conversations with Alex and continued to play Alex because I want him to be at this football club. He has expressed on a few occasions that he wanted to go to Luton.

“I was still hoping until all this happened that he would change his mind and sit down and discuss a new contract. He wanted to get away.”

Mills, however, is already looking forward and confirmed he was still hoping to bring in some new players – whether that was on loan or through the transfer window in January. He stressed that any new arrivals had to be right for the club.

“I am going to get a squad of players that are committed to the football club,” he added. “I know Alex was popular for York and I know a few supporters will be disappointed.

“It’s about moving forward. It’s an opportunity for someone in the football club to step up or someone new. There are options. There are good players at this club. Chris Carruthers has come back and trained well. We have a game arranged tomorrow and he will play 90 minutes then, as will Levi Mackin.

“We have got Danny Racchi who can play in the middle of the park and David McDermott can play in there. I want to bring in a couple of attacking players if I can and I am working hard to do that as I feel that’s an area we need to strengthen.”

City bosses have confirmed, while thanking Lawless for his services to the club, the player will not be allowed to play against the Minstermen in any competition this season.

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3:46pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Sir Alex says...

So much for the transfer window!

Presumably a replacement is imminent otherwise we could have done this anytime before end Jan.
So much for the transfer window! Presumably a replacement is imminent otherwise we could have done this anytime before end Jan. Sir Alex

4:00pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Southern Exile says...

We need goal-scoring options though and fast... Lawless leaving just weakens us further in that respect... what if Luton take him until Jan and then don't sign him or he gets injured?? Surely they would have to commit now?
We need goal-scoring options though and fast... Lawless leaving just weakens us further in that respect... what if Luton take him until Jan and then don't sign him or he gets injured?? Surely they would have to commit now? Southern Exile

4:10pm Mon 8 Nov 10

domchalk says...

Absolutely gutted. Best player at the club.
Absolutely gutted. Best player at the club. domchalk

4:22pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Sir Alex says...

Lawless - fine player but 4 goals in 51 apps is a poor return. If we get a goalscorer in then it may be a decent swap as we only need 3 midfielders in the new 4:3:3 formation, and we have Mackin and Carruthers returning with Jimmy now also a possibility in midfield.

Clutching at straws maybe!!
Lawless - fine player but 4 goals in 51 apps is a poor return. If we get a goalscorer in then it may be a decent swap as we only need 3 midfielders in the new 4:3:3 formation, and we have Mackin and Carruthers returning with Jimmy now also a possibility in midfield. Clutching at straws maybe!! Sir Alex

4:51pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Colin Pratt says...

He was not our best player at the club. On occasions he was great but all too often came up short. Good riddance to players who don't want to play for us. Mills will bring in an adequate replacement in fact we'll be very pleased with who he does sign. I just hope that this loan deal doesn't have any hitches.
Also the idiots who smashed seats at Rotherham in close proximity to me will be arrested imminently I'm glad to say – Good CCTV at the most awful stadium that football is played in.
He was not our best player at the club. On occasions he was great but all too often came up short. Good riddance to players who don't want to play for us. Mills will bring in an adequate replacement in fact we'll be very pleased with who he does sign. I just hope that this loan deal doesn't have any hitches. Also the idiots who smashed seats at Rotherham in close proximity to me will be arrested imminently I'm glad to say – Good CCTV at the most awful stadium that football is played in. Colin Pratt

5:00pm Mon 8 Nov 10

The Kaiser says...

York are fast becoming a joke. Lest we forget WE WERE IN THE PLAY OFF FINAL IN MAY. What is going on at the club and how can they be pleading poverty after 2 Wembley appearances, the sales of Brodie and Woolford and the Stoke FA Cup game in recent seasons? Read more - http://magicspongers
.blogspot.com/2010/1
0/sacking-of-york.ht
ml
York are fast becoming a joke. Lest we forget WE WERE IN THE PLAY OFF FINAL IN MAY. What is going on at the club and how can they be pleading poverty after 2 Wembley appearances, the sales of Brodie and Woolford and the Stoke FA Cup game in recent seasons? Read more - http://magicspongers .blogspot.com/2010/1 0/sacking-of-york.ht ml The Kaiser

5:01pm Mon 8 Nov 10

welbeck says...

One of the best midfielders in the conference,good luck.
One of the best midfielders in the conference,good luck. welbeck

5:09pm Mon 8 Nov 10

JohnnyByrne says...

"He expressed his desire to leave City" so F*** him. At least we got some money before he left for nothing. Shrewd business if you ask me. Need to stay up and let Gary re-build the team his way.
"He expressed his desire to leave City" so F*** him. At least we got some money before he left for nothing. Shrewd business if you ask me. Need to stay up and let Gary re-build the team his way. JohnnyByrne

5:22pm Mon 8 Nov 10

YorkCityLuke says...

I liked him, but honestly, can't bring myself to wish him luck now. Luton are filth, he should have had more faith in our club. Hopefully this means Carruthers will be back in the first team permanently.
I liked him, but honestly, can't bring myself to wish him luck now. Luton are filth, he should have had more faith in our club. Hopefully this means Carruthers will be back in the first team permanently. YorkCityLuke

5:33pm Mon 8 Nov 10

spockboy says...

Yet another ''undisclosed fee'' ,keep it all Jason don't invest it in the club we might get false hope of better times.
Gutted ,why can't we con someone with Gash as we got conned ?
Yet another ''undisclosed fee'' ,keep it all Jason don't invest it in the club we might get false hope of better times. Gutted ,why can't we con someone with Gash as we got conned ? spockboy

5:53pm Mon 8 Nov 10

OLD - HEAD says...

When Lawless joined City he said he was looking forward to playing for a club who would be challenging for promotion. As we are obviously not going to be challenging for promotion, his departure should come as no suprise. A decent player but to be honest he ran around like a headless chicken at times, and he is replaceable. Like all new Managers Gary Mills will want to surround himself with his own players. He is obviously clearing the decks to allow him to bring in his own recruits.
When Lawless joined City he said he was looking forward to playing for a club who would be challenging for promotion. As we are obviously not going to be challenging for promotion, his departure should come as no suprise. A decent player but to be honest he ran around like a headless chicken at times, and he is replaceable. Like all new Managers Gary Mills will want to surround himself with his own players. He is obviously clearing the decks to allow him to bring in his own recruits. OLD - HEAD

6:02pm Mon 8 Nov 10

tips says...

Sorry to see him go but gives Garry Mills the opportunity to bring players in .If they had turned Luton down he could have gone for nothing at the end of the season.
Sorry to see him go but gives Garry Mills the opportunity to bring players in .If they had turned Luton down he could have gone for nothing at the end of the season. tips

6:08pm Mon 8 Nov 10

kirkbride1979 says...

sad to see him go but if he did not want to play for the club get him out !!! would like to see gash play in midfield just behind the front players he is not the best striker in the world but he has the touch and vision we could do with
sad to see him go but if he did not want to play for the club get him out !!! would like to see gash play in midfield just behind the front players he is not the best striker in the world but he has the touch and vision we could do with kirkbride1979

6:37pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Lawlessness says...

****, I think I need a new username......

Was probably the best player at the club but to be fair he hasn't had a great goalscoring record or provided many assits.

Gutted he's gone especially to Luton and we will be weaker in the short term without him.

Fair is fair though and if they paid and he wanted out what can you do.

Thanks for the service Alex, welcome to chav town.
****, I think I need a new username...... Was probably the best player at the club but to be fair he hasn't had a great goalscoring record or provided many assits. Gutted he's gone especially to Luton and we will be weaker in the short term without him. Fair is fair though and if they paid and he wanted out what can you do. Thanks for the service Alex, welcome to chav town. Lawlessness

6:58pm Mon 8 Nov 10

kirkbride1979 says...

unless thing change soon blue square north here we come and it will all go tits up !!!!! GET IT SORTED CITY !!
unless thing change soon blue square north here we come and it will all go tits up !!!!! GET IT SORTED CITY !! kirkbride1979

6:59pm Mon 8 Nov 10

YORKCITYFC says...

Gutted, we better have a replacement lined up, preferably before the Wrexham game no doubt it'll be a no hoper whos past it or make do with Barrett though.

Suspect the likes of Barrett, Gash, are wanting to leave, certainly their body language suggests this. Barrett has been woeful all season and as we know Gash can't be bothered to get fit. Expect Meredith to be sold soon aswell.
Gutted, we better have a replacement lined up, preferably before the Wrexham game no doubt it'll be a no hoper whos past it or make do with Barrett though. Suspect the likes of Barrett, Gash, are wanting to leave, certainly their body language suggests this. Barrett has been woeful all season and as we know Gash can't be bothered to get fit. Expect Meredith to be sold soon aswell. YORKCITYFC

7:04pm Mon 8 Nov 10

alimount says...

What a joke. Best player sold to a rival. My support for the board is being questioned now.
What a joke. Best player sold to a rival. My support for the board is being questioned now. alimount

7:14pm Mon 8 Nov 10

minstermen says...

mills is looking to bring in thomas
and rodman from his old club
tamworh good signings if this
comes off.........
mills is looking to bring in thomas and rodman from his old club tamworh good signings if this comes off......... minstermen

7:57pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Yorkfrog says...

Two of our best players sold not even half way through the season. Whats going on?!?!?!?!?!?!

As for Lawless, I really liked him but **** the **** now!!!
Two of our best players sold not even half way through the season. Whats going on?!?!?!?!?!?! As for Lawless, I really liked him but **** the **** now!!! Yorkfrog

8:27pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Lizzie Browning says...

A player with rare quality being sold out of the transfer window is never 'good business'. His desire to go to a club in the same division meanwhile, speaks volumes about the state our once proud club is in.
In isolation, you'd maybe think - 'win some lose some'. But Brodie has been replaced by cast offs (despite a sizable fee being received) and now our one creative player goes. We still haven't solved the right back position and overall, its a huge step backwards from last year's play off team. Add to that rumours of unrest and staff cuts, plus the very bizarre departure of Martin Foyle and I think it is fair to say all is not ship shape on HMS Minstermen!
A player with rare quality being sold out of the transfer window is never 'good business'. His desire to go to a club in the same division meanwhile, speaks volumes about the state our once proud club is in. In isolation, you'd maybe think - 'win some lose some'. But Brodie has been replaced by cast offs (despite a sizable fee being received) and now our one creative player goes. We still haven't solved the right back position and overall, its a huge step backwards from last year's play off team. Add to that rumours of unrest and staff cuts, plus the very bizarre departure of Martin Foyle and I think it is fair to say all is not ship shape on HMS Minstermen! Lizzie Browning

8:58pm Mon 8 Nov 10

YCFC115 says...

HMS Minstermen was run aground as soon the McGills took over the helm. A totally clueless board intent on a return for their money instead of being open with the real fans that saved this club and with be asked to do so again shortly. The secrecy around selling the clubs assets stinks beyond belief. Community club - how do they sleep at night??
HMS Minstermen was run aground as soon the McGills took over the helm. A totally clueless board intent on a return for their money instead of being open with the real fans that saved this club and with be asked to do so again shortly. The secrecy around selling the clubs assets stinks beyond belief. Community club - how do they sleep at night?? YCFC115

9:39pm Mon 8 Nov 10

EcclesMustScore says...

Disasterous...Manage
r goes because he'd prefer unemployment to running the club. Top scorer and now the club's best footballer (without question) goes because they feel their ambitions would be better served at other non-league teams. This marks a low point in the club's history. I'm not generally a doom-monger, but at the present time its hard to find anything to cheer about.
Disasterous...Manage r goes because he'd prefer unemployment to running the club. Top scorer and now the club's best footballer (without question) goes because they feel their ambitions would be better served at other non-league teams. This marks a low point in the club's history. I'm not generally a doom-monger, but at the present time its hard to find anything to cheer about. EcclesMustScore

9:40pm Mon 8 Nov 10

nudger says...

No-one can or should doubt Alex's total commitment to City this year and his sublime performance at Eastbourne in an otherwise wretched side will stick long in the memory.His more central role this year has better showcased his extensive talents which, lets be honest, have been wasted with the present team.He has long been coveted by other sides and usually appears in the best blue square 'dream teams' of other managers,particularl
y Stevenage's Westley. Deciding to go to a more affluent side with immediate League aspirations(and better wages) is quite understandable,espec
ially as City's financial future is so unclear. The board has obviously negotiated the fee to cover an immediate shortfall and one would guess that Meredith will be next.(Fyfield presumably acquired as the likely replacement) This nonsense about Lawless having a desire to leave is just spin,as it was with Brodie,just to appease supporter discontent.
As both Cambridge and Darlington have strikers playing at the back through a lack of centre-halves, couldnt we have cashed in one of our five stoppers with either of them instead?
No-one can or should doubt Alex's total commitment to City this year and his sublime performance at Eastbourne in an otherwise wretched side will stick long in the memory.His more central role this year has better showcased his extensive talents which, lets be honest, have been wasted with the present team.He has long been coveted by other sides and usually appears in the best blue square 'dream teams' of other managers,particularl y Stevenage's Westley. Deciding to go to a more affluent side with immediate League aspirations(and better wages) is quite understandable,espec ially as City's financial future is so unclear. The board has obviously negotiated the fee to cover an immediate shortfall and one would guess that Meredith will be next.(Fyfield presumably acquired as the likely replacement) This nonsense about Lawless having a desire to leave is just spin,as it was with Brodie,just to appease supporter discontent. As both Cambridge and Darlington have strikers playing at the back through a lack of centre-halves, couldnt we have cashed in one of our five stoppers with either of them instead? nudger

9:53pm Mon 8 Nov 10

YCFC115 says...

Spot on Nudger! McGills were only just moaning in the press about no home fixtures and a shortfall in revenue. Funny old thing, Luton are informed that they maybe a chance to get Lawless at a price!? They must think we are stupid.
Spot on Nudger! McGills were only just moaning in the press about no home fixtures and a shortfall in revenue. Funny old thing, Luton are informed that they maybe a chance to get Lawless at a price!? They must think we are stupid. YCFC115

10:34pm Mon 8 Nov 10

carterjason says...

If Lawless or anyone else doesn't want to be part of York City then let them go.
Gary Mills will have his targets and come the transfer window expect to see some new players.
This season is all about rebuilding , hopefully a good f.A cup run and F.A trophy can bring in some funds and keep crowd intrest going.
Its frustrtating for fans after last season, why we never bought in any decent players to stregthen a team for a promotion push is a mystery..Foyles last signings were dire. Now the side has lost Brodie and Lawless.
Lets get behind Gary Mills and give him some time and money to build his own team and bring in some of his style of players.
If Lawless or anyone else doesn't want to be part of York City then let them go. Gary Mills will have his targets and come the transfer window expect to see some new players. This season is all about rebuilding , hopefully a good f.A cup run and F.A trophy can bring in some funds and keep crowd intrest going. Its frustrtating for fans after last season, why we never bought in any decent players to stregthen a team for a promotion push is a mystery..Foyles last signings were dire. Now the side has lost Brodie and Lawless. Lets get behind Gary Mills and give him some time and money to build his own team and bring in some of his style of players. carterjason

11:10pm Mon 8 Nov 10

york city fc says...

Worse news than losing Brodie. Alex was an outstanding player with integrity who obviously has ambitions to be surrounded by a team that knows how to win football matches. Sell up and turn Bootham crescent into a T**** with a nice car park and put us all out of our misery
Worse news than losing Brodie. Alex was an outstanding player with integrity who obviously has ambitions to be surrounded by a team that knows how to win football matches. Sell up and turn Bootham crescent into a T**** with a nice car park and put us all out of our misery york city fc

11:22pm Mon 8 Nov 10

Fartin Moyle says...

Case of sh*t or bust and lawless has plummed for the smelly stuff, ask yourselves why ? answere you won't find out everyone at the club has been gagged.
Case of sh*t or bust and lawless has plummed for the smelly stuff, ask yourselves why ? answere you won't find out everyone at the club has been gagged. Fartin Moyle

11:28pm Mon 8 Nov 10

YorkCityLuke says...

Come on, players come and go all the time. I was disappointed by this news too, but it's not as terrible as people make out. Would be much worse news in my opinion if we lost Meredith.
Come on, players come and go all the time. I was disappointed by this news too, but it's not as terrible as people make out. Would be much worse news in my opinion if we lost Meredith. YorkCityLuke

12:09am Tue 9 Nov 10

PDH says...

What is all the fuss about? Lawless wanted to go, luton were willing to pay, his contract was up at the end of the season so would have gone anyway, if it is true he was sort after by a number of clubs, for nothing when we are over run with midfield players and its not impossible to replace him. We are not going up this year, its a time for rebuilding so if the money goes towards that all well and good. If we had not done a deal for him now and at the end of the season he left for nothing everyone would be on the Mcgills back.
What is all the fuss about? Lawless wanted to go, luton were willing to pay, his contract was up at the end of the season so would have gone anyway, if it is true he was sort after by a number of clubs, for nothing when we are over run with midfield players and its not impossible to replace him. We are not going up this year, its a time for rebuilding so if the money goes towards that all well and good. If we had not done a deal for him now and at the end of the season he left for nothing everyone would be on the Mcgills back. PDH

1:38am Tue 9 Nov 10

RingRoadGooseParty says...

Lawlessness, Sin City says...
****, I think I need a new username......

How about "Lawlessless" ?
Lawlessness, Sin City says... ****, I think I need a new username...... How about "Lawlessless" ? RingRoadGooseParty

7:21am Tue 9 Nov 10

mjs says...

Have the board said that they will give Mills any money to spend from the sale of Brodie and Lawless?
Have the board said that they will give Mills any money to spend from the sale of Brodie and Lawless? mjs

8:19am Tue 9 Nov 10

YORKCITYFC says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Come on, players come and go all the time. I was disappointed by this news too, but it's not as terrible as people make out. Would be much worse news in my opinion if we lost Meredith.
No doubt Meredith will be off too when a decent offer comes in.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Come on, players come and go all the time. I was disappointed by this news too, but it's not as terrible as people make out. Would be much worse news in my opinion if we lost Meredith.[/p][/quote]No doubt Meredith will be off too when a decent offer comes in. YORKCITYFC

10:16am Tue 9 Nov 10

The Kaiser says...

I agree with the above posters who point to Lawless leaving as marking a new low for City. He is one of the few actual 'footballers' in the division and like Nicky Wroe before him, will definitely play league football sometime soon. The board are siphoning money out of the club left, right and centre and are treating fans like idiots. I can guarantee that we will just get journeymen through the door in january, probably on loan, and at this rate, we'll be lucky even to stay in the division. Call me a doom mongerer but I am just passionate about the club and it really, really saddens me that once again we are being run by people who care more about money than the fans. Suddenly the days of Douglas Craig don't look so dark. At least we were a league club. Hope I am proved wrong but its going to be a long old season.
I agree with the above posters who point to Lawless leaving as marking a new low for City. He is one of the few actual 'footballers' in the division and like Nicky Wroe before him, will definitely play league football sometime soon. The board are siphoning money out of the club left, right and centre and are treating fans like idiots. I can guarantee that we will just get journeymen through the door in january, probably on loan, and at this rate, we'll be lucky even to stay in the division. Call me a doom mongerer but I am just passionate about the club and it really, really saddens me that once again we are being run by people who care more about money than the fans. Suddenly the days of Douglas Craig don't look so dark. At least we were a league club. Hope I am proved wrong but its going to be a long old season. The Kaiser

10:29am Tue 9 Nov 10

Tug job says...

The Kaiser wrote:
I agree with the above posters who point to Lawless leaving as marking a new low for City. He is one of the few actual 'footballers' in the division and like Nicky Wroe before him, will definitely play league football sometime soon. The board are siphoning money out of the club left, right and centre and are treating fans like idiots. I can guarantee that we will just get journeymen through the door in january, probably on loan, and at this rate, we'll be lucky even to stay in the division. Call me a doom mongerer but I am just passionate about the club and it really, really saddens me that once again we are being run by people who care more about money than the fans. Suddenly the days of Douglas Craig don't look so dark. At least we were a league club. Hope I am proved wrong but its going to be a long old season.
What actual evidence is there that the board is "siphoning off money"? If you have this evidence you should make it known. Have you ever read the club's accounts? I, for one, wouldn't want to go back to the days of Craig.
[quote][p][bold]The Kaiser[/bold] wrote: I agree with the above posters who point to Lawless leaving as marking a new low for City. He is one of the few actual 'footballers' in the division and like Nicky Wroe before him, will definitely play league football sometime soon. The board are siphoning money out of the club left, right and centre and are treating fans like idiots. I can guarantee that we will just get journeymen through the door in january, probably on loan, and at this rate, we'll be lucky even to stay in the division. Call me a doom mongerer but I am just passionate about the club and it really, really saddens me that once again we are being run by people who care more about money than the fans. Suddenly the days of Douglas Craig don't look so dark. At least we were a league club. Hope I am proved wrong but its going to be a long old season.[/p][/quote]What actual evidence is there that the board is "siphoning off money"? If you have this evidence you should make it known. Have you ever read the club's accounts? I, for one, wouldn't want to go back to the days of Craig. Tug job

10:46am Tue 9 Nov 10

big boy york says...

Like the kaiser i have had my doubts about the mcgills for sometime, selling brodie then making out he wanted to leave, then crawley come out and say mcgill contacted them could we believe anything jason told us after that, now flawless lawless as gone who next meridith,gash(would be loss) Douglas Craig nearly finished this club off im affraid very affraid the mcgills will
Like the kaiser i have had my doubts about the mcgills for sometime, selling brodie then making out he wanted to leave, then crawley come out and say mcgill contacted them could we believe anything jason told us after that, now flawless lawless as gone who next meridith,gash(would be loss) Douglas Craig nearly finished this club off im affraid very affraid the mcgills will big boy york

12:05pm Tue 9 Nov 10

tips says...

For goodness sake without the McGills I doubt the club would be in existance now.
Would the anti McGill brigade please come up with an alternate investor or shut up
For goodness sake without the McGills I doubt the club would be in existance now. Would the anti McGill brigade please come up with an alternate investor or shut up tips

12:10pm Tue 9 Nov 10

Lawlessless says...

RingRoadGooseParty wrote:
Lawlessness, Sin City says...
****, I think I need a new username......

How about "Lawlessless" ?
haha, Perfect. Cheers!
[quote][p][bold]RingRoadGooseParty[/bold] wrote: Lawlessness, Sin City says... ****, I think I need a new username...... How about "Lawlessless" ?[/p][/quote]haha, Perfect. Cheers! Lawlessless

12:13pm Tue 9 Nov 10

PDH says...

Mills has stated that from day 1 Lawless told him he wanted to join Luton, he refused a new contract offered by mills and continued to ask to leave, meanwhile luton kept raising their bid. Mills continued to try and change his mind but is 100% correct in letting him go because why keep an unhappy player that does not want to play for our club regardless of who he is and get jack sh-t for him when his contract runs out regardless of if the money is to used to get new players or to reduce our loss.
The Mcgills are spot on with this, wake up everyone we are a bsp club with a low income and debts not man city.
Mills has stated that from day 1 Lawless told him he wanted to join Luton, he refused a new contract offered by mills and continued to ask to leave, meanwhile luton kept raising their bid. Mills continued to try and change his mind but is 100% correct in letting him go because why keep an unhappy player that does not want to play for our club regardless of who he is and get jack sh-t for him when his contract runs out regardless of if the money is to used to get new players or to reduce our loss. The Mcgills are spot on with this, wake up everyone we are a bsp club with a low income and debts not man city. PDH

12:32pm Tue 9 Nov 10

yorkiemike says...

Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club.
Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience.
As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts
and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money.
Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club. Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience. As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money. yorkiemike

12:38pm Tue 9 Nov 10

marvell says...

Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0)

He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures...

http://www.thelinnet
s.co.uk/turnstile.ph
p?s=2008
Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0) He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures... http://www.thelinnet s.co.uk/turnstile.ph p?s=2008 marvell

12:46pm Tue 9 Nov 10

The Kaiser says...

'What actual evidence is there that the board is "siphoning off money"? If you have this evidence you should make it known. Have you ever read the club's accounts? I, for one, wouldn't want to go back to the days of Craig.' - Tugjob

In answer to this - No, of course I haven't seen the accounts. But I do remember reading a piece on the BBC website last season in which Sophie Hicks spoke of the club losing £300k a year. But my counter argument is that this sum is negated by the two Wembley trips, the FA Cup run, the sales of Brodie, Woolford etc. In the past two years at least we will have made a profit with this kind of money coming into the coffers. We HAVE to have. This Lawless sale is yet another 'undisclosed fee'. So the fans are yet again kept in the dark. It is not a good way to run a football club. If we are losing as much money as the club would have us believe, even after all of the above things I have mentioned, then a) we are totally screwed unless we get a buyer a la Crawley and b) how the hell are other conference sides coping if York, with our attendances still being some of the best in the division, have no money.
'What actual evidence is there that the board is "siphoning off money"? If you have this evidence you should make it known. Have you ever read the club's accounts? I, for one, wouldn't want to go back to the days of Craig.' - Tugjob In answer to this - No, of course I haven't seen the accounts. But I do remember reading a piece on the BBC website last season in which Sophie Hicks spoke of the club losing £300k a year. But my counter argument is that this sum is negated by the two Wembley trips, the FA Cup run, the sales of Brodie, Woolford etc. In the past two years at least we will have made a profit with this kind of money coming into the coffers. We HAVE to have. This Lawless sale is yet another 'undisclosed fee'. So the fans are yet again kept in the dark. It is not a good way to run a football club. If we are losing as much money as the club would have us believe, even after all of the above things I have mentioned, then a) we are totally screwed unless we get a buyer a la Crawley and b) how the hell are other conference sides coping if York, with our attendances still being some of the best in the division, have no money. The Kaiser

12:47pm Tue 9 Nov 10

JohnnyByrne says...

yorkiemike wrote:
Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club. Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience. As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money.
Agreed 110% Half the T@@ts on this forum have not got a clue and talk more S*** than Piers Morgan!
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemike[/bold] wrote: Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club. Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience. As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money.[/p][/quote]Agreed 110% Half the T@@ts on this forum have not got a clue and talk more S*** than Piers Morgan! JohnnyByrne

12:54pm Tue 9 Nov 10

The Kaiser says...

JohnnyByrne wrote:
yorkiemike wrote: Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club. Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience. As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money.
Agreed 110% Half the T@@ts on this forum have not got a clue and talk more S*** than Piers Morgan!
So from play off to final in May to 19th after 17 games and you're happy with that are you? No questions asked why such a successful side is now so bad? No questions asked as to why Foyle walked? I am not denying that running costs are massive, as I've said above. But if you honestly think we need to appear at Wembley and sell a player for six figures every season just to break even - no money even available for players after that - then you are a T@@t as you so eloquently put it mate
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyByrne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkiemike[/bold] wrote: Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club. Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience. As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money.[/p][/quote]Agreed 110% Half the T@@ts on this forum have not got a clue and talk more S*** than Piers Morgan![/p][/quote]So from play off to final in May to 19th after 17 games and you're happy with that are you? No questions asked why such a successful side is now so bad? No questions asked as to why Foyle walked? I am not denying that running costs are massive, as I've said above. But if you honestly think we need to appear at Wembley and sell a player for six figures every season just to break even - no money even available for players after that - then you are a T@@t as you so eloquently put it mate The Kaiser

1:35pm Tue 9 Nov 10

Tug job says...

The Kaiser wrote:
'What actual evidence is there that the board is "siphoning off money"? If you have this evidence you should make it known. Have you ever read the club's accounts? I, for one, wouldn't want to go back to the days of Craig.' - Tugjob In answer to this - No, of course I haven't seen the accounts. But I do remember reading a piece on the BBC website last season in which Sophie Hicks spoke of the club losing £300k a year. But my counter argument is that this sum is negated by the two Wembley trips, the FA Cup run, the sales of Brodie, Woolford etc. In the past two years at least we will have made a profit with this kind of money coming into the coffers. We HAVE to have. This Lawless sale is yet another 'undisclosed fee'. So the fans are yet again kept in the dark. It is not a good way to run a football club. If we are losing as much money as the club would have us believe, even after all of the above things I have mentioned, then a) we are totally screwed unless we get a buyer a la Crawley and b) how the hell are other conference sides coping if York, with our attendances still being some of the best in the division, have no money.
But have we made any profit in the last two years - I think you are overlooking the essential point, Kaiser, we may be covering losses but are we actually generating profits? There may be very good reasons why the fee is undisclosed and this may very well be at Luton's request not City's. Let's not forget we have blown £55Kon Gashy, paid undisclosed fees on Purcell and Young (and possibly others), and had to pay compensation for Jonathan Smith, etc. We sold Wooly in August 2008 so that mnoney would have reduced previous losses, as would the money we received for Boyes. Crawley have a consosrtium of six (I think) bidders who have each put in £500K. Many BSP sides are part-time, so do not have the same overheads. I am not saying the McGills are perfect, but they appear genuinely motivated to keeping City afloat and, despite the postings on this Forum over many months, there is still no actual eveidence to support the notion that they have behaved in any way improperly.
[quote][p][bold]The Kaiser[/bold] wrote: 'What actual evidence is there that the board is "siphoning off money"? If you have this evidence you should make it known. Have you ever read the club's accounts? I, for one, wouldn't want to go back to the days of Craig.' - Tugjob In answer to this - No, of course I haven't seen the accounts. But I do remember reading a piece on the BBC website last season in which Sophie Hicks spoke of the club losing £300k a year. But my counter argument is that this sum is negated by the two Wembley trips, the FA Cup run, the sales of Brodie, Woolford etc. In the past two years at least we will have made a profit with this kind of money coming into the coffers. We HAVE to have. This Lawless sale is yet another 'undisclosed fee'. So the fans are yet again kept in the dark. It is not a good way to run a football club. If we are losing as much money as the club would have us believe, even after all of the above things I have mentioned, then a) we are totally screwed unless we get a buyer a la Crawley and b) how the hell are other conference sides coping if York, with our attendances still being some of the best in the division, have no money.[/p][/quote]But have we made any profit in the last two years - I think you are overlooking the essential point, Kaiser, we may be covering losses but are we actually generating profits? There may be very good reasons why the fee is undisclosed and this may very well be at Luton's request not City's. Let's not forget we have blown £55Kon Gashy, paid undisclosed fees on Purcell and Young (and possibly others), and had to pay compensation for Jonathan Smith, etc. We sold Wooly in August 2008 so that mnoney would have reduced previous losses, as would the money we received for Boyes. Crawley have a consosrtium of six (I think) bidders who have each put in £500K. Many BSP sides are part-time, so do not have the same overheads. I am not saying the McGills are perfect, but they appear genuinely motivated to keeping City afloat and, despite the postings on this Forum over many months, there is still no actual eveidence to support the notion that they have behaved in any way improperly. Tug job

1:39pm Tue 9 Nov 10

alimount says...

marvell wrote:
Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0) He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures... http://www.thelinnet s.co.uk/turnstile.ph p?s=2008
Attendences may be high for Chester but the team Neil Young has established have massive running costs. Nearly every player has been signed for a fee and it's good that they are finally performing. Its a shame local players weren't allowed to try out for a city team they formed. Saying that they need to get promotion this year otherwise the *hit could hit the fan.
[quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0) He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures... http://www.thelinnet s.co.uk/turnstile.ph p?s=2008[/p][/quote]Attendences may be high for Chester but the team Neil Young has established have massive running costs. Nearly every player has been signed for a fee and it's good that they are finally performing. Its a shame local players weren't allowed to try out for a city team they formed. Saying that they need to get promotion this year otherwise the *hit could hit the fan. alimount

1:51pm Tue 9 Nov 10

marvell says...

From what I gather, there has been a carefully financed budget put together based on an average attendance of 1100. We have turned several players away that would have blown the wage structure.

Good game to get to this week - Ossett Albion's not too far from York.
From what I gather, there has been a carefully financed budget put together based on an average attendance of 1100. We have turned several players away that would have blown the wage structure. Good game to get to this week - Ossett Albion's not too far from York. marvell

1:56pm Tue 9 Nov 10

rogue84 says...

sorry, but good riddance to him. absolute disgrace, if he doesn't want to play for us and would rather play for a team with supporters that threatened his personal safety then good luck to the little ***.
part of the reason we've struggled this season is due to the lacklustre performances from this lad, clearly thinks he's big-time. here's to Crawley winning the league, brodie taking them up with plenty of goals, and Fleetwood beating Luton in the play-offs.
sorry, but good riddance to him. absolute disgrace, if he doesn't want to play for us and would rather play for a team with supporters that threatened his personal safety then good luck to the little ***. part of the reason we've struggled this season is due to the lacklustre performances from this lad, clearly thinks he's big-time. here's to Crawley winning the league, brodie taking them up with plenty of goals, and Fleetwood beating Luton in the play-offs. rogue84

2:37pm Tue 9 Nov 10

mantoudis says...

yorkiemike wrote:
Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club. Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience. As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money.
SORRY yoyrkiemike!

Dyed in the wool supporters...DO NOT take out over £100,000 a year in interest charges PLUS whatever else is on " offer"..it's PURELY BUSINESS!get real ..
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemike[/bold] wrote: Well said tips and PDH!The Mcgills have been life long supporters of York city and their hearts are in the club. Sure they have made mistakes but haven`t we all.Old man Mcgill is a dyed in the wool City fan and I know this from personal experience. As has been said ,where is the evidence that money has been siphoned off?You don`t have to be an accountant to work out the running costs of the club.Current gate receipts and sponsorship leave us well short so lay off the Mcgills,without them we wouldn`t have a club.At the end of the day if they did make a few bob out of it good luck to them.No one is in business to lose money.[/p][/quote]SORRY yoyrkiemike! Dyed in the wool supporters...DO NOT take out over £100,000 a year in interest charges PLUS whatever else is on " offer"..it's PURELY BUSINESS!get real .. mantoudis

2:55pm Tue 9 Nov 10

Southern Exile says...

You would have thought that with interest rates generally at such a low then a discount would have been forthcoming over the last year or so...
You would have thought that with interest rates generally at such a low then a discount would have been forthcoming over the last year or so... Southern Exile

3:34pm Tue 9 Nov 10

Yorkie41 says...

It seems to me that some of the players are jumping from a sinking ship.Why?.
It seems to me that some of the players are jumping from a sinking ship.Why?. Yorkie41

4:32pm Tue 9 Nov 10

OLD - HEAD says...

Why all the fuss? - Lawless wanted to leave York City and go to Luton Town, so good riddance to him. Richard Brodie was our major loss, being a prolific goalscorer. But after we lost him none of the other players are irreplaceable. Players have no loyalty at all they just come and go when bank-notes are waved. But supporters generally stick with their club through thick and thin. York City are going through a process of change at the moment and there will be many more comings and goings before Gary Mills gets where he wants to be. Just look at the league table, in the words of the song "Things can only get better" - Keep the Faith!
Why all the fuss? - Lawless wanted to leave York City and go to Luton Town, so good riddance to him. Richard Brodie was our major loss, being a prolific goalscorer. But after we lost him none of the other players are irreplaceable. Players have no loyalty at all they just come and go when bank-notes are waved. But supporters generally stick with their club through thick and thin. York City are going through a process of change at the moment and there will be many more comings and goings before Gary Mills gets where he wants to be. Just look at the league table, in the words of the song "Things can only get better" - Keep the Faith! OLD - HEAD

4:48pm Tue 9 Nov 10

bertieb says...

This is desperate news, not only because Alex Lawless is our best outfield player by a mile, but also because he WANTS to leave.

There is something seriously wrong at our club and the deafening silence from the Board is deeply worrying.

It's time we fans were told exactly what is going on.
This is desperate news, not only because Alex Lawless is our best outfield player by a mile, but also because he WANTS to leave. There is something seriously wrong at our club and the deafening silence from the Board is deeply worrying. It's time we fans were told exactly what is going on. bertieb

6:15pm Tue 9 Nov 10

goreds says...

bertieb wrote:
This is desperate news, not only because Alex Lawless is our best outfield player by a mile, but also because he WANTS to leave. There is something seriously wrong at our club and the deafening silence from the Board is deeply worrying. It's time we fans were told exactly what is going on.
Maybe you've been away but we are near relegation zone and Luton are going up. THey can offer more money than City.He's a pro. what's the mystery?
[quote][p][bold]bertieb[/bold] wrote: This is desperate news, not only because Alex Lawless is our best outfield player by a mile, but also because he WANTS to leave. There is something seriously wrong at our club and the deafening silence from the Board is deeply worrying. It's time we fans were told exactly what is going on.[/p][/quote]Maybe you've been away but we are near relegation zone and Luton are going up. THey can offer more money than City.He's a pro. what's the mystery? goreds

7:13pm Tue 9 Nov 10

Lawlessless says...

I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong...
I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong... Lawlessless

7:16pm Tue 9 Nov 10

broardsword says...

I wish people wouldnt get excited!theres plenty of games left,its not even crimbo yet,three wins and were right in the mix.mountain and mole hill springs to mind
I wish people wouldnt get excited!theres plenty of games left,its not even crimbo yet,three wins and were right in the mix.mountain and mole hill springs to mind broardsword

7:17pm Tue 9 Nov 10

thelostshoe1977 says...

not sure what all the fuss is about we have all seen better players than him leave the club. luton are a much bigger club than us who will be paying much higher wages so why wouldnt he want to go and if we get a couple of quid for him then even better. if he doesnt want to stay then best off let him go now for a fee. if anyone really thinks the mcgills are making money out of the club then you are very deluded. if running a football club is as profitable and as easy as you seem to think then why not get all the anti mcgill brigade together to form a consortium and make a bid for the club i am sure they would be interested if not then why not stop with your nonsense.
not sure what all the fuss is about we have all seen better players than him leave the club. luton are a much bigger club than us who will be paying much higher wages so why wouldnt he want to go and if we get a couple of quid for him then even better. if he doesnt want to stay then best off let him go now for a fee. if anyone really thinks the mcgills are making money out of the club then you are very deluded. if running a football club is as profitable and as easy as you seem to think then why not get all the anti mcgill brigade together to form a consortium and make a bid for the club i am sure they would be interested if not then why not stop with your nonsense. thelostshoe1977

7:58pm Tue 9 Nov 10

bertieb says...

Re Go Reds, the mystery is why our beloved club is hurtling towards relegation - and oblivion. This has been a desperate season.

Lawless wil be very difficult to replace - and the thought of players like Racchi, Barrett and J Smith trying to fill his shoes is truly bleak.

Go Reds may be happy to accept the present perilous position without asking what on earth is going on at the club (I'm not just talking about Lawless) but i'm not.
Re Go Reds, the mystery is why our beloved club is hurtling towards relegation - and oblivion. This has been a desperate season. Lawless wil be very difficult to replace - and the thought of players like Racchi, Barrett and J Smith trying to fill his shoes is truly bleak. Go Reds may be happy to accept the present perilous position without asking what on earth is going on at the club (I'm not just talking about Lawless) but i'm not. bertieb

9:28pm Tue 9 Nov 10

PDH says...

Lawlessless wrote:
I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong...
obviously you have not read the press report!
[quote][p][bold]Lawlessless[/bold] wrote: I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong...[/p][/quote]obviously you have not read the press report! PDH

10:04pm Tue 9 Nov 10

YCFC115 says...

We clubbed together before and will again but this let's not allow someone to come in and take the club from us fir nothing besides an interest rate that is outrageous in this day and age. Money lenders are suppose to be banned from the high street!!
We clubbed together before and will again but this let's not allow someone to come in and take the club from us fir nothing besides an interest rate that is outrageous in this day and age. Money lenders are suppose to be banned from the high street!! YCFC115

10:05pm Tue 9 Nov 10

thelostshoe1977 says...

PDH wrote:
Lawlessless wrote:
I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong...
obviously you have not read the press report!
you dont need to read all of it when you have already made your mind up from the headline.
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawlessless[/bold] wrote: I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong...[/p][/quote]obviously you have not read the press report![/p][/quote]you dont need to read all of it when you have already made your mind up from the headline. thelostshoe1977

10:17pm Tue 9 Nov 10

PDH says...

thelostshoe1977 wrote:
PDH wrote:
Lawlessless wrote: I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong...
obviously you have not read the press report!
you dont need to read all of it when you have already made your mind up from the headline.
Well it would help to because if he did read all of it he would not need to hope that lawless can not play against york because it states he cant!!!
[quote][p][bold]thelostshoe1977[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawlessless[/bold] wrote: I hope for the love of god we have had it written in stone that he can not play for them against us next month.... but I fear for £200 notes that we agreed to let him cut us open... pray i'm wrong...[/p][/quote]obviously you have not read the press report![/p][/quote]you dont need to read all of it when you have already made your mind up from the headline.[/p][/quote]Well it would help to because if he did read all of it he would not need to hope that lawless can not play against york because it states he cant!!! PDH

9:50am Wed 10 Nov 10

Tug job says...

marvell wrote:
Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0) He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures... http://www.thelinnet s.co.uk/turnstile.ph p?s=2008
Perhaps if the "crowds" at Chester had been larger over the past 50 years they wouldn't have gone bust? I remember a few times when the City following has outnumbered home fans. Glad to see the locals getting behind the resurrected club - but will their interest be sustained?
[quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0) He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures... http://www.thelinnet s.co.uk/turnstile.ph p?s=2008[/p][/quote]Perhaps if the "crowds" at Chester had been larger over the past 50 years they wouldn't have gone bust? I remember a few times when the City following has outnumbered home fans. Glad to see the locals getting behind the resurrected club - but will their interest be sustained? Tug job

10:48am Wed 10 Nov 10

JohnnyByrne says...

goreds wrote:
bertieb wrote: This is desperate news, not only because Alex Lawless is our best outfield player by a mile, but also because he WANTS to leave. There is something seriously wrong at our club and the deafening silence from the Board is deeply worrying. It's time we fans were told exactly what is going on.
Maybe you've been away but we are near relegation zone and Luton are going up. THey can offer more money than City.He's a pro. what's the mystery?
Agreed. We have no money. We sell our best Striker. Luton are likely to get promoted errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr no brainer.
[quote][p][bold]goreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bertieb[/bold] wrote: This is desperate news, not only because Alex Lawless is our best outfield player by a mile, but also because he WANTS to leave. There is something seriously wrong at our club and the deafening silence from the Board is deeply worrying. It's time we fans were told exactly what is going on.[/p][/quote]Maybe you've been away but we are near relegation zone and Luton are going up. THey can offer more money than City.He's a pro. what's the mystery?[/p][/quote]Agreed. We have no money. We sell our best Striker. Luton are likely to get promoted errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr no brainer. JohnnyByrne

11:55am Wed 10 Nov 10

bertieb says...

So what happens next, JohnnyByrne? Do other decent players like McGurk and Meredith go as well? It looks like a Doomsday scenario to me.
So what happens next, JohnnyByrne? Do other decent players like McGurk and Meredith go as well? It looks like a Doomsday scenario to me. bertieb

5:23pm Fri 12 Nov 10

Lizzie Browning says...

Tug job wrote:
marvell wrote:
Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0) He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures... http://www.thelinnet s.co.uk/turnstile.ph p?s=2008
Perhaps if the "crowds" at Chester had been larger over the past 50 years they wouldn't have gone bust? I remember a few times when the City following has outnumbered home fans. Glad to see the locals getting behind the resurrected club - but will their interest be sustained?
Historically Chester were always one of the few clubs who were worse supported than York. Simple fact - although I was sad at their demise, its a shame when any club is lost to its community.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: Should have come and played for my team - Chester ;0) He'd have been playing in front of a bigger crowd than York !! See the latest turnstile figures... http://www.thelinnet s.co.uk/turnstile.ph p?s=2008[/p][/quote]Perhaps if the "crowds" at Chester had been larger over the past 50 years they wouldn't have gone bust? I remember a few times when the City following has outnumbered home fans. Glad to see the locals getting behind the resurrected club - but will their interest be sustained?[/p][/quote]Historically Chester were always one of the few clubs who were worse supported than York. Simple fact - although I was sad at their demise, its a shame when any club is lost to its community. Lizzie Browning

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